USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Beach Monitoring Research
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The USGS Ohio Water Science Center (OWSC) has been working with
State and local agencies, academia, and other federal agencies
to strengthen the science of beach monitoring since 1997, focusing on three
areas of research—source tracking, predictive models, and improved monitoring
methods. Recently, the focus has shifted towards predictive models, including
adding information about predicting cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs)
to the Ohio Nowcast.